IRCA news

Thursday 16 June 2016

This year’s Indigenous Focus Day (IFD) saw 64 delegates from around Australia get together at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane on 7 June, a day before the fifth annual Broadband for the Bush Forum.

The aim of the day was to promote digital inclusion projects and address the opportunities for, and obstacles to, the digital inclusion of Indigenous Australians and organisations. The event was hosted by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA).

Thursday 16 June 2016

Media release 

Improving availability and affordability of services, setting
minimum service standards and guarantees, advancing digital
literacy and empowerment remain key priorities to bridge the digital divide between the bush and metropolitan areas.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

IRCA has released a Call for Government Support for the Indigenous Media Sector in the context of Election 2016.  IRCA is inviting the major political parties to respond to eight Key Questions about funding and support for the sector.  

The Key Questions are:

Thursday 12 May 2016

IRCA Board and staff extends their congratulations to Neil Turner on reaching an incredible milestone of 20 years as Manager at PAKAM.  Neil has made a huge contribution to the remote Indigenous media sector since its earliest years. 

Tuesday 3 May 2016

YUENDUMU homes are without a television signal – and have been for months and years – because the Federal Government made no repair and maintenance plan to accompany the digital switchover, locals say.

Residents of remote communities have needed a satellite dish and set-top box – the Viewer Access Satellite Television system – to pick up free to air channels since the analog signal was switched off in 2013.

But these components are more complex to fix or replace than the antennas of the analog era.